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  • adj. Tending to flinch easily; timid, shy.


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From flinch +‎ -y.


  • Lennon, a flinchy, wet eyed boy was told that his daddy was a very sick and dangerous man and that mommy needed to take him to grandma's house in upstateNew York.

    Complicated Game

  • It's Cavalli, of course, who is the King of Wince as far as I'm concerned, but I'm sure I would be just as flinchy if it were Calvin Klein.

    August 2008

  • I'm getting very flinchy about canned soups in general, though, because so many of them have MSG in them.

    Three-cheese chicken penne florentine( CL)

  • Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker 's flinchy answer to Chris Kattan, made Midsummer Night's Dream jokes about how "Kevin's Bottom [i.e., his performance as the character by that name] was cleft, divided," and then channeled his inner Mango to "demand … demand [Mr. Kline's] Lear!"

    Deep Sh*t

  • This face here—pinchy mouth, flinchy eyes—means she wants to say something she’s not sure she should.


  • He didn’t think she was lying— there was no hesitation, no flinchy look away, no hand raised to the hair or fingers to the mouth.

    Best Friends Forever


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